Michael Reagan Calls Brother Ron “An Embarrassment” For Alzheimer’s Claim

Posted by | January 16, 2011 11:58 | Filed under: Top Stories

Michael Reagan is none too pleased with half-brother Ron’s claim in a new book that their dad, Ronald Reagan, suffered from Alzheimer’s while he was president.

“Ron, my brother was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother,” Michael Reagan posted on Twitter.

“My brother seems to want [to] sell out his father to sell books,” he added in another tweet.

Each sibling has a new book, Michael with The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan’s Principles Can Restore America’s Greatness and Ron with My Father at 100, where he writes,  “The question of whether my father suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s while in office more or less answers itself.” Ron Reagan says this should not undercut his legacy, and that his dad would have resigned if he knew he was ill.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, a group with close ties to Nancy Reagan, issued a statement much gentler than the one offered by Michael Reagan:

“We believe Ron has written a wonderfully warm and engaging book about life with his father, Ronald Reagan,” the foundation said. “It offers a tribute that only a son could present. As for the topic of Alzheimer’s, this subject has been well documented over the years by both President Reagan’s personal physicians, physicians who treated him after the diagnosis, as well as those who worked closely with him daily. All are consistent in their view that signs of Alzheimer’s did not appear until well after President Reagan left the White House.”

Michael says of his half-brother, “Pray for [him].”

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